Preparation for Birth
I offer birth preparation for couples in their home as a stand-alone service or included as part of my antenatal care package. All birth preparation is carried out on an individualised basis. Sometimes it’s a good idea to begin quite early in pregnancy, especially if there is extra anxiety or previous trauma that needs to be processed. For other people, it works better to begin preparation for birth in the third trimester of pregnancy.
There should be no contradiction between having a good birth experience which is also a safe birth experience. What’s best for the mother in the vast majority of cases is also best for the baby – though often nowadays in the media ‘experience’ is seen as somehow in opposition to ‘safety’. This isn’t the case in my experience. We should be aiming for a safe birth for mother and baby but this means safety in every sense – including the health and well being of both mother and baby.
Birth Preparation fee:
Birth preparation usually takes place over three sessions each lasting approximately 2-3 hours. The sessions take place in the couple’s home, usually in the evenings, and the fee is £350 plus travel expenses. Birth preparation is included at no additional cost in all the antenatal packages and the full IM care package.